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NJPW New Year Dash 2019 Results

NJPW New Year Dash 2019 Results

NJPW New Year Dash 2019
January 5, 2019
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero vs. The Killer Elite Squad in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks R3K before the bell rings. Major brawl in the ringside area. Smith rocks Yoh with a forearm smash. Romero side steps Archer into the turnbuckle pad. Romero delivers Forever Clotheslines. Low bridge which sends Archer tumbling to the floor. Romero goes for a Suicide Dive, but Archer counters with a ChokeSlam on the ring apron. Smith drives Sho back first into the steel barricade. Iizuka and Yoh are brawling in the crowd. Archer rolls Romero back into the ring. Archer bodyslams Romero. Archer follows that with Three Running Elbow Smashes. Archer removes Iizuka’s muzzle. Iizuka bites every member of R3K. Iizuka repeatedly stomps on Romero’s chest. Smith tags himself in.

Smith kicks Romero in the chest. KES are double teaming Romero. Smith uppercuts Romero. Romero pokes Smith in the eye. Smith drops Romero with a Big Boot. Smith flexes his muscles. Smith with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Smith dumps Yoh out of the ring. Smith knocks Sho off the ring apron. Romero kicks Smith in the gut. Romero creates distance with a Rebound Kick. Romero tags in Yoh. R3K dropkicks Suzuki Gun off the apron. Smith with a flurry of forearm smashes. R3K with a Drop Toe Hold/Bulldog Combination. R3K wraps this sequence with Stereo Basement Dropkicks.

Sho with a Corner Clothesline to Smith. Yoh goes for a Leaping Back Elbow Smash, but Smith ducks out of the way. Smith delivers another Big Boot. Suzuki Gun regains control of the match. Iizuka with an Atomic Drop. Smith follows that with a PowerSlam off the second rope for a two count. Archer clotheslines Sho. Yoh negates The Killer Bomb. Romero with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. R3K with a Trifecta Knee Strike. Romero lands a Suicide Dive. Smith responds with a Bridging Double Suplex. Smith tags in Iizuka. Iizuka thinks he’s at a buffet. Yoh connects with The Romero Clutch Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero via Pinfall 

Second Match: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare 

Owens and Honma will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Owens backs Honma into the ropes. Owens pie faces Honma. Honma shoves Owens. Honma tells Owens to bring it. Honma ducks a clothesline from Owens. Honma with a Hip Toss. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Honma. Honma delivers another Hip Toss. Honma bodyslams Owens. Owens avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Owens tags in Takahashi. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Henare backs Takahashi into the ropes. Henare ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Takahashi kicks Henare in the gut. Takahashi starts paint brushing Henare. Henare applies a side headlock. Takahashi bites the left thumb of Henare. Henare with two knife edge chops. Takahashi responds with a Big Boot. Henare drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle.

Henare repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s back. Owens kicks Henare in the back. Takahashi knocks Honma off the apron. Owens drives Henare back first into the steel barricade. Takahashi’s valet slaps Henare in the face. Takahashi kicks the left knee of Henare. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Owens with two seated sentons to the injured knee of Henare. Owens bodyslams Henare. Owens mocks Honma. Owens with a Kokeshi HeadButt. Takahashi whips Henare to the corner. Takahashi with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Henare kicks out of the pinning predicament. Henare is displaying his fighting spirit.

Takahashi with a Sliding Boot for a two count. Takahashi goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Henare counters with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Henare tags in Honma. Honma clears the ring. Honma with three knife edge chops. Honma blocks a boot from Takahashi. Honma with a Running Bulldog. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi with a Sliding Boot. Takahashi connects with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Takahashi with a Forearm Smash. Honma responds with a back elbow strike. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt.

Owens and Henare are tagged in. Owens is throwing forearms at Henare. Owens with a Spinning Back Kick. Henare ducks a clothesline from Owens. Henare with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Henare with Two Corner Clothesline. Henare with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Henare plays to the crowd. Henare goes for a Uranage Slam, but Owens blocks it. Henare fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Owens applies an Ankle Lock. Takahashi and Honma are trading back and forth shots. Owens drop toe holds Honma into a Sliding Boot from Takahashi. Henare with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Owens SuperKicks Henare. Owens plants Henare with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Chuckie T & Beretta vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay 

Taylor and Finlay will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Finlay applies a waist lock. Taylor floats over into a front face lock. Finlay reverses the hold. Finlay transitions into a side headlock. Finlay drops Taylor with a shoulder tackle. Finlay flexes his muscles. Taylor leapfrogs over Finlay. Finlay dropkicks Taylor to the floor. Best Friends hugs it out. Taylor tags in Beretta. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Beretta. Finlay dropkicks Beretta. Finlay blows a kiss to the crowd. Beretta hugs his mother. Beretta kicks Finlay in the gut. Beretta applies a side headlock. Robinson made a blind tag. FinJuice with a Double Bulldog. Stereo Dropkicks. FinJuice wraps this sequence with Stereo SlingShot Crossbody Blocks.

FinJuice mocks Best Friends. Finlay is draped across the barricade. Beretta with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Taylor rolls Finlay back into the ring. Beretta drops Finlay with a knife edge chop. Beretta with rapid fire forearm smashes. Beretta tags in Taylor. Taylor with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Taylor dropkicks Finlay. Best Friends are cutting the ring in half. Beretta with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Finlay rams his shoulders into the midsection of Beretta. Finlay goes for a SlingShot DDT, but Beretta counters with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Beretta with a heavy chop. Finlay responds with two forearm smashes. Beretta with an elbow knockdown. Beretta tags in Taylor. Taylor is throwing forearms at Finlay. Taylor goes for a Back Body Drop, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex. Robinson and Beretta are tagged in.

Beretta dodges a leg lariat from Robinson. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Robinson levels Beretta with Juice Jabs. Robinson goes for The Left Hand Of God, but Beretta counters with a Half and Half Suplex. Beretta with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Beretta goes for a Tornado DDT, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson with a ShotGun Dropkick. Robinson follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson knocks Beretta off the ring apron. Robinson dives over Beretta. Robinson negates The Dude Buster. Beretta with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Beretta goes for a CodeBreaker, but Robinson counters with The Left Hand Of God.

Robinson is fired up. Robinson reverses out of the irish whip from Beretta. Beretta drops Robinson with a ShotGun Knee Strike. Robinson tags in Finlay. Finlay clears the ring. Finlay slams Beretta’s head on the white and yellow turnbuckle pad. Finlay with Two Charging Elbow Strikes. Finlay with a Uranage BackBreaker for a two count. Taylor nails Finlay with a folding chair which causes the disqualification. After the match, Taylor bodyslams Finlay on a chair. Beretta and Robinson gets into a shoving contest. Taylor throws a chair at Robinson. Beretta is trying to calm down his partner. Taylor plants Finlay with a Spike PileDriver.

Winner: Juice Robinson & David Finlay via Disqualification 

Fourth Match: Kushida, Jeff Cobb, and Yuji Nagata vs. Will Ospreay, Tomohiro Ishii, and Hirooki Goto in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Kushida and Ospreay will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Kushida reverses the hold. Ospreay with a snap mare takeover. Kushida applies another wrist lock. Chain grappling exchange in the center of the ring. Ospreay dropkicks Kushida. Ishii and Goto knocks Cobb and Nagata off the ring. Goto with a Corner Clothesline. Ospreay follows that with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Ishii HeadButts Kushida. Ospreay with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay tags in Ishii. Ishii blasts Kushida with a knife edge chop. Ishii talks smack to Kushida. Kushida is pissed. Kushida with a series of open hand chops. Ishii tells Kushida to bring it. Kushida repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Ishii. Ishii delivers a throat chop. Ishii applies a single leg crab. Nagata dumps Ospreay out of the ring. Nagata kicks Ishii in the back of the head.

Ishii and Nagata starts trading back and forth shots. Ishii HeadButts Nagata. Ishii tags in Goto. Goto with a double axe handle to the back of Kushida. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto kicks Kushida in the back for a two count. Goto repeatedly stomps on Kushida’s chest. Goto with a Hip Toss for a two count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Kushida gets back to a vertical base. Goto drops Kushida with a back elbow strike for a two count. Goto slams Kushida’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Kushida is displaying his fighting spirit. Goto with a Forearm Smash. Goto goes for a Spin Kick, but Kushida counters with a Big Boot. Goto blocks a boot from Kushida. Kushida creates distance with a Pele Kick. Goto tags in Ishii.

Ishii and Ospreay clears the ring. Kushida with a HandSpring Double Back Elbow Smash. Kushida finally tags in Nagata. Nagata with clubbing mid-kicks. Nagata with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Nagata kicks Ishii in the back. Nagata with a pair of forearm smashes. Ishii drops Nagata with a shoulder tackle. Ishii kicks Nagata in the back. This leads us to a long forearm exchange. Nagata with an open palm strike. Nagata repeatedly kicks Ishii in the back. Nagata transitions into a ground and pound attack. Nagata applies a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Ospreay breaks the submission hold. Nagata sends Ospreay crashing to the outside. Ospreay goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Nagata counters with an Exploder Suplex. Nagata with an arm-ringer to Ishii. Ishii PowerSlams Nagata. Ishii tags in Goto.

Nagata ducks a clothesline from Goto. Nagata dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Nagata tags in Cobb. Cobb with rapid fire forearms. Cobb with a shoulder tackle. Cobb delivers a chop/forearm combination. Cobb with a Leaping Uppercut. Goto blocks a lariat from Cobb. Cobb goes for a Michinoku Driver, but Goto lands back on his feet. Cobb negates The GTR. Both men are knocked down after a double lariat. Kushida and Ospreay are tagged in. Following a quick forearm exchange, Ospreay blocks a boot from Kushida. Ospreay drives his elbow into the left knee of Kushida. Kushida leapfrogs over Ospreay. Kushida goes for a Hip Toss, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Kushida avoids a dropkick from Ospreay. Kushida with a Cartwheel Dropkick.

Kushida sends Goto and Ishii tumbling to the floor. Ospreay hits The 619. Ospreay follows that with Pip Pip Cheerio. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Cobb counters with a Spinning Saito Suplex. Kushida with an Assisted MoonSault for a two count. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kushida responds with a Roll Through DDT. Kushida goes for Back To The Future, but Ospreay counters with a Stunner. Ishii drops Kushida with The Sliding D. Ospreay with a Twisting Corkscrew MoonSault off Ishii’s back for a two count. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Ospreay SuperKicks Kushida. Ospreay plants Kushida with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Guerrillas Of Destiny & Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Toru Yano For The NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 

Tanga Loa and Makabe will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Loa applies a side headlock. Loa goes for a shoulder tackle, but Makabe stands still. Loa tells Makabe to bring it. Loa kicks Makabe in the gut. Loa ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Loa drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Loa is throwing forearms at Makabe. Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Yano and Tonga are tagged in. Tonga attacks Yano from behind. Yano is trying to play mind games with Tonga. Yano ducks a clothesline from Tonga. Yano removes the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Tonga with clubbing bodyshots. Tonga drops Yano with a SuperMan Punch. Tonga talks smack to Yano. Yano is distracted by Jado who’s holding a kendo stick. Tonga tags in Ishimori.

Ishimori repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Ishimori is mauling Yano in the corner. Ishimori punches Yano in the gut. Ishimori slams Yano’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishimori tags in Loa. Firing Squad are cutting the ring in half. Loa with the cover for a two count. Loa whips Yano back first across the exposed steel. Loa is putting the boots to Yano. Loa applies a front face lock. Tonga tags himself in. Tonga HeadButts the ribs of Yano. GOD are double teaming Yano. Don’t forget Tonga is a good guy now. Tonga with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Yano sends Tonga crashing into the exposed steel. Yano pulls Tonga down to the mat. Loa prevents Yano from making the tag. Ishimori and Taguchi are tagged in.

Time for a Hip Attack Party. Ishimori goes for a Senton Splash, but Taguchi ducks out of the way. Taguchi goes for The Three Amigos, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Ishimori applies a waist lock. Taguchi with three sharp elbow strikes. Jado nails Taguchi with the kendo stick. Taguchi applies an Ankle Lock. Ishimori crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Taguchi goes for Dodon, but Ishimori rolls him over for a two count. Taguchi thrust kicks the midsection of Ishimori. Ishimori responds with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ishimori tags in Loa. Loa whips Taguchi to the corner. Taguchi kicks Loa in the jaw. Taguchi goes for a Hip Attack, but Loa counters with an atomic drop. Taguchi responds with a Leaping Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Makabe.

Makabe clears the ring. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Loa blocks it. Makabe clotheslines Loa. Makabe with a Running Lariat for a two count. Makabe drop toe holds Yano to the second rope. Yano hits Loa with a chair. Makabe with an Eastern Lariat for a two count. Ishimori pulls the referee out of the ring. Yano low blows Jado. Tonga dropkicks Yano. Makabe drops GOD with a Double Clothesline. Makabe bodyslams Loa. Makabe sets up for The King Kong Knee Drop. Yujiro Takahashi shoves Makabe off the top turnbuckle. Owens follows that with a Package PileDriver. Loa plants Makabe with Ape Shit to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, The Guerrillas Of Destiny and Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi in a 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Taichi blasts Naito with a chair before the bell rings. Taichi is choking Naito with the chair. Suzuki Gun and LIJ are brawling all over Korakuen Hall. Sanada rakes the eyes of Suzuki. Taichi drives his elbow into Naito’s neck. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Takagi counters with a shoulder tackle. Naito tags in Bushi. Takagi with a shoulder tackle to Desperado. Takagi bodyslams Kanemaru. Takagi and Bushi hits their SpineBuster/Basement Dropkick Combination for a two count. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Desperado’s neck. Bushi bounces Desperado’s head on the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Bushi with a Rolling Kick. Kanemaru pulls Bushi off the ring apron. Suzuki is trying to destroy Sanada. Taichi slams Naito’s head on a table. Taichi wraps a chair around Naito’s neck. Suzuki and Sabre gets Bushi trapped in a Double Knee Bar.

Desperado clotheslines Bushi. Desperado throws Bushi into the right boot of Suzuki. Desperado tags in Suzuki. Suzuki delivers a nasty gut punch. Suzuki kicks Bushi in the back of the head. Bushi fires up with open hand chops. Suzuki drops Bushi with a Big Boot. Suzuki is choking Bushi with his boot. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Desperado is trying to unmask Bushi. Kanemaru rams his boot across Bushi’s face. Kanemaru locks in The Boston Crab. Suzuki applies a deep double wrist lock on the floor. Taichi continues to beat down Naito. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi kicks Desperado in the jaw. Bushi follows that with a Flying Hurricanrana. Bushi tags in Sanada.

Suzuki and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Suzuki. Suzuki with a single leg takedown. Suzuki gets Kanemaru trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a low dropkick. Suzuki kicks Sanada in the gut. Suzuki goes for a Helluva Kick, but Sanada counters with a single leg takedown. Sanada goes for another Paradise Lock, but Suzuki counters with a Cross Arm-Breaker. Sanada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Sanada. Sanada leapfrogs over Suzuki. Suzuki applies a Sleeper Hold. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Sanada counters with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki tags in Sabre.

Sabre with a Standing Cravate. Sabre goes for a snap mare takeover, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada drops Sabre with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Sanada tags in EVIL. Sabre uppercuts EVIL. EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL kicks the right shoulder of Sabre. EVIL with a Senton Splash. EVIL tells Sabre to get up. Sabre ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Sabre applies a cobra twist. EVIL reverses the hold. Sabre stomps on the left wrist of EVIL. Sabre applies a full nelson lock. EVIL goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Sabre counters with an OverHead Kick. Sabre with a Flying Kimura Lock. EVIL creates distance with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Naito and Taichi are tagged in.

Naito is teeing off on Taichi. Taichi with clubbing blows to Naito’s back. Naito with an arm-drag takeover. Naito dropkicks the back of Taichi’s neck. Naito goes for a NeckBreaker, but Taichi blocks it. Taichi applies a waist lock. Naito with a Satellite DDT. LIJ clears the ring. Takagi kicks Taichi in the gut. Bushi flips Taichi into a Low Dropkick from Naito. Naito slaps Taichi in the chest. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito counters with a Hurricanrana. Taichi with a High Head Kick. Taichi drops Naito with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Taichi argues with the referee. Taka Michinoku starts distracting the referee. Taichi drills Naito with the IWGP Intercontinental Title. Taichi plants Naito with The Black Mephisto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, and Gedo vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, and Yoshi Hashi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

White and Okada will start things off. Gedo attacks Okada from behind. Gedo dumps Okada out of the ring. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from White. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at White. Fale inadvertently drops Gedo with a Body Avalanche on the floor. Okada kicks Fale into the steel barricade. Okada with a Big Boot. Okada tags in Hashi. Okada and Tanahashi with a double elbow knockdown. Hashi follows that with a basement dropkick for a one count. Hashi stomps on White’s back. Hashi with a clubbing blow to White’s back. Hashi blasts White with a knife edge chops. White reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Gedo pulls Hashi out of the ring. White knocks Okada off the ring apron. Gedo drives Hashi back first into the steel barricade. Fale and Okada are brawling around the ringside area. White turns his focus to Tanahashi.

White wraps a cable chord around Tanahashi’s neck. Gedo and Hashi are brawling in the crowd. Gedo runs Hashi into the steel ring post. Gedo rolls Hashi back into the ring. White with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. White slams Hashi’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. White tags in Gedo. Gedo talks smack to Hashi. Fale and White are double teaming Hashi. Gedo with the cover for a two count. Gedo rakes the eyes of Hashi. Gedo kicks Hashi in the back of the head. Hashi is pissed. Hashi kicks Gedo in the gut. Gedo continues to attacks the eyes of Hashi. Gedo tags in Fale. Fale stands on top of Hashi. Hashi is having a really hard time creating any type of separation. Hashi drops Fale with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Hashi tags in Okada.

Okada clears the ring. Gedo begs for mercy. Okada with a Running Elbow Strike. Okada plays to the crowd. Okada with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Gedo in the gut. Okada with a Snap DDT. Okada bodyslams Gedo. Okada dives over Gedo. Okada uppercuts Gedo. Fale drives his knee into the back of Okada. Gedo tags in Fale. Okada with three forearm smashes. Fale responds with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Fale levels Okada with a Body Avalanche. Fale goes for The Grenade, but Okada counters with a dropkick. Okada goes for a bodyslam, but that goes to no avail. Okada with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White and Tanahashi are tagged in.

Forearm/Chop Exchange in the center of the ring. White goes for a Corner Clothesline, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. White goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White fights out of the Texas CloverLeaf. White with a Snap Saito Suplex. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Tanahashi tags in Hashi. Hashi delivers his combination offense. Hashi with a Hurricanrana. Hashi with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Hashi goes for a NeckBreaker, but White blocks it. Hashi connects with The Bunker Buster for a two count.

Hashi with a pair of brutal chops. White responds with a Uranage Slam. Okada breaks up The Blade Runner. Fale with a shoulder tackle to Okada. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Fale. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Hashi with an Inside Out Lariat. Hashi follows that with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Hashi goes for Karma, but White blocks it. Hashi SuperKicks White. Hashi goes for Karma, but White counters with a Half and Half Suplex. White plants Hashi with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White, Bad Luck Fale and Gedo via Pinfall 

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